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ADHD Weekly - Researchers See Small Increase in Birth Defect Risks with ADHD medications

ADHD Weekly - Researchers See Small Increase in Birth Defect Risks with ADHD medications

Researchers encourage women to talk with their doctors about the possibility of pregnancy as part of their conversations on medication management. Have you had this important conversation?

Read "Researchers See Small Increase in Birth Defect Risks with ADHD Medications" at bit.ly/nrcmedspregnancyreseach see what researchers are learning about the risks of medication on the developing baby.

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Thanks for this interesting summary on what we do and don't know about ADHD and pregnancy.

It appears that the main study cited had no control group. That is, women with ADHD who were not taking medication.

It is possible, I would imagine, that the three birth defects might be more highly associated with women who have ADHD (or with their offspring who have ADHD) than in the general population.

That's a critical piece of missing information.

Thanks,

Gina Pera

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